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FYE ad  (Source: Kotaku)
New ads from FYE, Kmart, point to lower PS3 price

The rumors appear to have been true and the official price cut for the PlayStation 3 will be happening soon. There have been plenty of reports that a “slim” PS3 will be announced some time this month along with price cuts for existing “fat” PS3 units (currently available in 80GB and 160GB variants).

Now the first confirmed reports of signage pointing to the $100 price cuts are finally starting to make an appearance. Over the weekend, FYE leaked signs showing the 80GB and 160GB PS3s priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively – this marks a $100 price cut for each model. The ad notes that the pricing is “while supplies last”.

Engadget notes that further confirmation came from none other than Kmart. The retailer has an ad running on its website that notes “The Rumors Are Reality -- New Low Price & a New Exciting PlayStation 3”.

Neither ad lists a date for the pending price cuts.

Updated 8/18/2009
Kmart has a pre-order page on its website for a "Sony PS3, SLIM" priced at $299.99. The release date is listed as 8/24

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RE: To Sony
By FITCamaro on 8/18/2009 8:45:28 AM , Rating: 2
Where'd he mention social security? Unless thats what you refer to your health care system as in Belgium.

RE: To Sony
By FoundationII on 8/18/2009 9:08:15 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, yes I do
Taxes and Social Security (in Europe, I don't know about the US) are two entirely different things. So the price of goods can't be influenced by free health care and other aspects of Social Security.
Social Security drives your income down, and employment expenses up though, but that's another debate.

RE: To Sony
By hyvonen on 8/18/2009 9:52:30 AM , Rating: 3
Social Security drives your income down, and employment expenses up though, but that's another debate.

And you don't think higher employment expenses have nothing to with higher prices of goods...? Retailers have to make their money somehow.

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